Short Hair Made My Make Up Game Strong
I've always been extremely comfortable wearing short hair, the only difference now is that I am getting older, my weight and facial features have changed. Back in 2013, I probably took the most off ever, I had an extreme high undercut leaving just a a couple of inches on top of my head and my sides were razor clean fading up to a "1" on the clippers ( trust me it was very clean, skin clean ) At that time I was weighing in approx. 92lbs with no curves to my body; I can see why my friends would joke about me being a confused " girl " or " boy" . I got hid on by more women, actually by only women; I was non existent when it came to men. I would get the occasional compliment here and there, giving me more credit on being able to rock the short hair rather a IG exchange. I did attract a lof of creative / industry people who wanted to photograph / film me ( which was always nice as it gave me a boost of confidence ) It really didn't bother me if men weren't too interested. Meh.. I'm comfortable in my skin more than I have ever been before ( read more here )
When you dont have much hair to frame your face, .you're showcasing a lot more. I have very soft features and not much definition to my face I really needed to step up my makeup game. Although being a makeup artist with ten years of experience, I would think my make up game was strong. Boy was I wrong! Although I was great at applying makeup on women (which obviously had hair to frame the face ) I felt my makeup game was weak because I didn't feel feminine the way I applied makeup on myself. I did some serious makeup research. I started following and studying women that I admired that had short hair and watched how they applied their makeup. Another huge influence was drag makeup ( Ru Pauls Drag Race ! ) becausewatching men transform into women just effin magical. I even enrolled myself to art class where I studied and practiced how to draw portraits / faces to understand more of the facial structure and alignment ( golden ratio ) .
It was only then did I really step up my makeup game! Shaving my head has been the best thing that has happened to my career.
What do you do when you want to feel more beautiful? What inspires you?